Manafort’s lawyers ask to transfer him to home confinement
Lawyers for ex-Trump campaign chairmanare asking for his immediate transfer to home confinement, in light of the threat they say COVID-19 poses to his health. He has been serving a seven-year sentence at a federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, for bank fraud and tax evasion.
His attorneys, Todd Blanche and Kevin Downing, wrote a letter to the director of the Bureau of Prisons and the warden at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Loretto to request his immediate transfer to home confinement “to serve the remainder of his sentence or, alternatively, for the duration of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic,” in keeping with Attorney General William Barr’s directives in late March and early April. Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement among older inmates with underlying conditions as a means to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the …continued .
[Source: CBS News]